Three Priests to Headline Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Gathering


A special Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown gathering in observance of the Eucharistic Revival will feature inspiring talks from three distinguished priests who serve local parishes. 

Bishops of the United States called for a three year Eucharistic Revival, which began in June, as a way of inviting Catholics to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through His True Presence in the Eucharist. 

A speaker workshop titled “Beginning Again” will be held on September 17 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson.  

The workshop will include powerful and thought-provoking talks from three priests in the diocese. 

Reverend Timothy Harris, TOR, Pastor of Saint John Vianney Parish in Mundys Corner, will speak on “Eucharist 101: How Do We Begin Again?” 

“The Eucharist and Transformation,” will be addressed by the Very Reverend Alan Thomas, VG, Pastor of Saint Michael Parish in Hollidaysburg, Administrator of Saint Mary Parish in Hollidaysburg and Vicar General for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. 

The Very Reverend Mark Begly, VF, Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Johnstown, Administrator of Saint Michael Parish in Johnstown, and Dean of the Johnstown Deanery, will speak on “Eucharist and Radical Welcoming.” 

The workshop is for any parishioner interested in making the Eucharist the center of his or her life. Clergy and parish leaders – including pastoral council and finance council members, catechists, and liturgical ministers – are especially encouraged to attend. 

Please register online at or pick up a hard copy registration form at any parish in the diocese. The cost is $10 per person. The deadline for reservations is September 12.